According to Polk County Fire Department officials, the first fire called in was on Pine Pitch Road off of Lake Creek Road after lighting struck the home. The fire was contained with limited damage to the house.
Officials said people were home at the time, but were unharmed. Dispatch sent four county fire stations to the fire.
However, a second blaze was called in within 45 seconds of the first call. This one, the result of another lightning strike, was at a home on Club View Drive near Cedartown. Officials said the county called for the Cedartown and Cave Spring Fire Departments to respond. The county then rerouted a tanker and an engine to provide more water for the Club View Drive home.
That home was destroyed. While people were home at the time of the fire, officials said no one was injured.
Officials in the Polk County Commissioners' Office said the storms did some damage to a home in the Cherokee Drive area. County road crews said the storms did not leave any significant storm damage in Polk County.